• Reenatctors try to stay warm outside soldier huts in Jockey Hollow

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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  • Road work on Washington Place Friday Sept 26th to Wednesday Oct 1st weather permitting

    Expect delays arriving to Washington's HQ and Ford Mansion due to roadwork and repaving of Washington Place. Give yourself more time to arrive for tours of the Ford Mansion. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for updates if needed

  • Mandatory All Employee Staff Meeting on Friday October 3rd

    The Visitor Center, Wick House, Museum and the Ford Mansion will be closed Friday Oct 3rd from 9am to 11am for a mandatory all employee meeting. Tours of the Ford Mansion will resume at 11am. Sorry for the inconvience. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for info.

Watersheds

Skunk Cabbage is an wetland indicator species, it grows along many stream beds and low areas throughout the park.

Skunk Cabbage

(Barton)

The Jockey Hollow and New Jersey Brigade Units of the park are largely located within the upper reaches of the Great Swamp Watershed (a sub unit of the Upper Passaic River Basin).

The park protects the headwaters of the Primrose Brook as its feeder springs surface within the park. The headwaters of the Jersey Brook are also located within the park's boundaries.

Portions of Indian Grave Brook and the Upper Passaic River traverse the park and are designated as "Wild Trout Streams" by the State of New Jersey. Upon leaving the park, the waterways eventually flow into the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The swamp woodlands, hardwood ridges, cattail marshes and grasslands of Great Swamp NWR provide for diverse and extensive wildlife habitat.

It is important to monitor and maintain water quality within the park as many of the other feeder streams into the Great Swamp have been degraded. Park staff conduct a water quality monitoring program at eleven locations within Morristown National Historical Park.

Did You Know?

Lafayette

At 19, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette volunteered to serve in the American Revolution. He developed a lifelong friendship with General Washington and would name his son Georges Washington du Motier. General Washington was named the boy’s godfather.